B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Florida Southern College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Sunshine State Conference
Address
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Florida Southern College is a national leader in engaged learning. Ranked among America's top colleges by US News & World Report, Forbes, and The Fiske Guide, our hands-on learning environment provides students with opportunities for research, performance, and service learning. Our signature guarantees provide each student the opportunity to intern at renowned companies, study abroad, and graduate in four years.

Ranked the #1 “most beautiful” campus in the nation for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review, our 113-acre Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus attracts students from all of the country. We invite you to visit and explore all Florida Southern and central Florida has to offer.

Florida Southern College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$24,206/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,044/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,516/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,284Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Involved
    68%
  • Rich white kid.
    16%
  • Dry campus
    5%
  • Stuck up
    5%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Rich White Student or Super Poor and Smart
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.81 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Personal
    36%
  • Interactive
    26%
  • Everything you want
    14%
  • Boring
    10%
  • Create your house the party house be nice= hot chi
    5%
  • Strict
    5%
  • A trap
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Florida Southern College personalizes its approach to education through engaged learning, which means that whatever field you're in, you'll get involved and hands-on experience with materials and professors who seek to know you personally so that they can do their job to the best of their abilities. Lakeland is a bustling town with both a great regional location and downtown area, but there's so much to get involved with on-campus that even if you didn't go out often you would never be bored (except by choice)!
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I visited Florida Southern for a short weekend for a soccer ID camp I attended there, and the campus is beautiful! Very clean and well-kept. They have received many academic awards, as well as awards for how their campus looks. I just think the architecture looks a bit strange next to all of the modern things they have there- Frank Lloyd Wright designed most of the school, and his design is a bit eccentric.
The school is great for academics and involvement of professors, but the social aspect is pretty restricted and some of the campus policies create more of an issue than they solve. I would say my experience here is good, not great. I can’t complain too much because the academics are good and that’s what I’m in college for. I would try and change some social aspects and policies that are outdated and restrictive to mostly the upperclassmen.